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Tokyo, Leeds, London: Channel 4 outlines the grand plan for its most in-depth Paralympic coverage yet

Channel 4 recently announced its most ambitious plans ever for coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, which include a hugely representative team of on-screen talent as well as a new microsite that will allow fans to view over 1,000 hours of sports coverage over 16 live streams, on top of its linear offering that […]  More

EVS operator to director: Nikki Beers on her path from sports broadcasting in Holland to the Tokyo Olympics

“It’s a bit of an odd story how I got into the TV broadcasting world,” write sports director, EVS lead and assistant director for entertainment shows at Argus Productions, Nikki Beers. Right now Beers is in Japan working for Olympic Broadcast Services at the Oi Hockey Stadium as assistant director on the South Pitch. “I […]  More

OBS takes UHD HDR, cloud, AI and 5G to new heights at Tokyo Games

The pandemic may have caused the OBS (Olympic Broadcasting Services) team to pause its efforts but it didn’t pause a focus on innovation as the Tokyo Olympics will long be remembered as the launching point of some major technological efforts. Top industry trends like UHD, HDR, spatial audio, cloud services, AI, and 5G will all […]  More

Entries now open for 2021 Rise Awards

Rise, an advocacy group for women in the broadcast media technology sector, has opened entries for its annual Rise Awards with the introduction of three new categories, Company Award for Investment in Women, Influencer Award and Student Award. Submissions and nominations are encouraged from across the global broadcast media technology audience to showcase talent across […]  More

White Light helps raise the game for ITV Sport’s virtual studio coverage of the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship

Having previously delivered many creative technical solutions for ITV Sports’ studios during major sporting events, White Light (WL) was recently engaged for ITV’s coverage of the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship. Working under the direction of Paul McNamara, senior director and executive producer for major events at ITV Sport, WL worked alongside some of the […]  More

Tokyo Olympics: Six innovations to help viewers understand the Games in new ways

Every Olympics provides the team at Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) with an opportunity to take advantage of new technologies and give the production teams new storytelling tools that can help viewers understand various sports in a deeper way. The Tokyo Games are no different. Here are some of the top innovations to look for:  More

Sound for the Tokyo Olympics both ‘a challenge and an opportunity’

Listen closely to the sound of the Summer Olympics, because there will be a lot of firsts. For instance, it will be the first Olympics broadcast in 5.4.1 immersive audio, with four overhead channels adding an upper dimension to the indoor events. And, due to last-minute COVID restrictions imposed by the Japanese government that bar […]  More

FA Disability Cup brought to life for all by BT Sport in broadcasting first

The FA Disability Cup was played at St George’s Park on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 July, with BT Sport providing coverage over the weekend, the first time the Cup has been broadcast live. This competition stood out from previous matches, not least because it made it onto our screens, but because it hit the […]  More

On demand: SVG Europe Audio Group tackles diversity in sports broadcast sound

SVG Europe’s Audio Group recently held a meeting focusing on the issue of diversity and inclusion within sports broadcasting audio. Hosted in conjunction with SVG Europe Women, the panel and audience looked at how the industry could solve this problem as an industry, hearing the experiences of both people working in audio, those devising the […]  More

Olympics audio: A Herculean task for the classic games

On the podcast Transformed by Tech: How The Olympics Stay Cutting Edge, produced by The Podium for NBC Olympics, Karl Malone, director of sound design at NBC Universal, discussed how the Games’ sound is collected, produced and processed, transported and ultimately consumed by the broadcast audience for the XXXII Summer Olympics (23 July-8 August 2021 […]  More